Afrikan policymakers’ low research uptake

Often, we hear lamentations over the lack of policymakers’ uptake of science, technology and innovation (STI) products. Most people, especially experts, argue that the two need to complement one another for rapid socioeconomic development in Africa, but that is not the case in many instances. "We need to establish intelligent…

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Afrika's Open Data Revolution Faces Challenges

Sub-Saharan Afrika has numerous data revolution challenges such as little capacity and investment, thus limiting demands for using data to boost sustainable development. According to the inaugural Africa Data Revolution Report (ADRR), there is minimal or non-existent collaborations among data communities regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Afrika's Agenda…

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Afrika Needs More Research On The Science Of Solar Energy

Afrika needs more research on the science of solar to enable countries to make decisions on the adoption of solar radiation management (SRM). This was highlighted by experts explaining that SRM is a climate engineering technology that seeks to reflect sunshine using tethered balloons in order to reduce global warming.…

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